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Publications

Our publications help NGA members and the industry grow successful businesses and promote the benefits of glazing and glass building products. Browse NGA’s library of technical bulletins, manuals and industry-leading magazines.

Manuals 

When it comes to glass, NGA is your authority and resource on all things technical. We offer in-depth manuals written and developed by industry experts for fabricators, glaziers, and others involved in glass and glazing. Publications include the GANA Glazing Manual, Laminated Glazing Reference Manual, Project Managers Reference Manual, GANA Fully Tempered Heavy Glass Door and Entrance Systems Design Guide, and GANA Sealant Manual. Download today.

Glass Informational Bulletins and Technical Papers

NGA’s more than 65 Glass Informational Bulletins and Glass Technical Papers cover a range of topics from glass and metal fabrication guidelines, to installation best practices, to glass and glazing product applications. Download today.

ASTM Glass and Glazing Standards for the Building Industry (available on ASTM website)

Did you know NGA members, the association and ASTM International worked collaboratively to curate a special set of ASTM standards and specifications specific to the glass and glazing industry? This compilation includes 91 standards and is updated regularly as existing standards are re-approved. At only $189, this is a highly-valuable investment for you and your company, made possible by NGA and its members. Order your copy from ASTM today.

Employee Safety Guide

A resource to help protect employees and your company, the Employee Safety Guide includes information on forklift and scaffold safety, OSHA regulations, and how to protect yourself and others from bloodborne pathogens. Order today.

All about Glass and Metal: A Guide for Architects & Specifiers

This comprehensive guide combines all the information in Glass Magazine’s “All About Glass and Metals” six-part series into one, easy-to-read report. Designed to help architects and specifiers understand the world of glass and metal, the guide answers frequently asked questions about building structure, glazing specifications, interior glass, protective glazing, building orientation, and complex façades. Download the guide.

An Owner’s Guide to Exit & Succession Planning

Named the Best Business Book of 2019 from the Annual American Business Awards, “An Owner’s Guide to Exit & Succession Planning” features in-depth advice on the exit process and management succession, alongside case studies from the glass industry. Order a copy today.

Bob Maltby's Glass Book

Bob Maltby's Glass Book is a project 50 years in the making. This book is a personal report about the physics of glass that Bob has learned from his co-workers during his career working at glass plants making glass by the sheet, plate, and float methods, and in fabricating plants making automotive and architectural products. Order a copy today.

Subscriptions to NGA's two print and digital magazines are free. Readers can contribute news, product introductions, project news and more at the magazine websites.

Glass Magazine, The glass and glazing authority

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Glass Magazine delivers complete coverage of the architectural glass and metals industry. As NGA's official publication, Glass Magazine serves

  • primary glass manufacturers
  • glazing contractors
  • full-service glass companies 
  • fabricators
  • architects and more.

Published 8 times a year, Glass Magazine covers the entire supply chain in every issue, and includes

  • glass industry news 
  • insightful analysis of trends
  • market analysis
  • product introductions
  • best business practices
  • industry statistics
  • annual lists of top glass fabricators, glaziers, and metal companies
  • our Annual Glass Industry Sourcebook, the industry’s most complete directory and reference guide for suppliers.

Subscribe to Glass Magazine

 

Window + Door, Residential fenestration coverage, from source to sale

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Covering the entire residential fenestration industry, from source to sale, Window + Door is the official publication of NGA’s premier trade show, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.

Published 6 times a year, the magazine serves fenestration industry

  • manufacturers
  • distributors
  • dealers.

Window + Door offers our readers

  • focused news coverage 
  • insightful articles on market and design trends
  • columns on codes, legal issues and marketing  
  • product introductions
  • best business practices
  • industry statistics, including an annual industry forecast
  • expert articles on operations and technology
  • annual list of large North American residential window and door manufacturers
  • our annual Fenestration Buying Guide, the industry’s most complete directory and reference guide.

Subscribe to Window + Door

 

NGA Member Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on NGA activities and new member benefits with this monthly newsletter featuring association news, resources, and member company spotlights. Learn about Membership.

Glass Magazine Weekly

The flat glass industry’s weekly source of news and information, Glass Magazine Weekly features the latest updates from industry companies, construction economic news, blogs from industry leaders, insights on market trends and more. Subscribe.

Window + Door Weekly

An electronic newsletter sent to window and door industry professionals every week, Window + Door Weekly provides manufacturers, distributors and dealers a thorough, convenient source for the latest industry news and insights on market, design, technology and economic trends. Subscribe.

Members receive up to 50% off NGA publications

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